Leena Pandya, ND, BCB
- T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Wearable device application in clinical and research settings
- Botanical medicine and nutrient therapies
- Lifestyle medicine for chronic conditions
Experience and Current Work
Dr. Leena Pandya is a naturopathic doctor with a primary research interest in non-pharmacological approaches for chronic conditions. As a healthcare practitioner utilizing a combination of botanical medicine, nutrient therapies, and behavioral/lifestyle interventions, Dr. Pandya is interested in the application of these modalities in disease treatment and management.
Prior to her appointment at UCSF, Dr. Pandya practiced holistic, person-centered medicine at an integrative neurology clinic and outpatient primary care clinic. Her previous research activities focused on life satisfaction post-traumatic brain injury and the pharmacokinetics of a novel chemotherapy drug in female reproductive cancers. Since 2020, Dr. Pandya has been a member of the SEA Lab at UCSF where she has contributed to studies using wearable devices for both COVID prediction and whole-body hyperthermia treatment for depression.
As a TRIM postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Pandya is working on the expansion of wearable device applications in clinical and research settings including lifestyle/behavioral modification, remote monitoring/early intervention, and mechanism studies for mind-body interventions.
Education and Training
Residency (AANMC-accredited), Integrative Medicine, San Francisco
Board Certification, Biofeedback Therapy, BCIA
ND, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore
BA, Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University